09 Feb Safer Internet Day 2017
Safer Internet Day is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise. The Theme for Safer Internet Day 2017 is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’ and over 70,000 young people across Ireland joined the celebrations this year.
A big thank you to Garda John Brady, Juvenile Liaison Officer, An Garda Síochána Dundalk for his presentation to our students last Friday morning.
He spoke about ‘netiquette’ (online behaviour) and the current issues facing social media users including cyberbullying and our online legacy.
He outlined the importance of taking responsibility for what we post and share and how our digital footprint is retrievable at any time.
His talk was very informative and well received by both teachers and students.
Students were also provided with a Safer Internet Day Wristband to help promote online awareness.